Occasional thoughts,reminiscences and ideas from the artist Darrell Baschak
Thursday, January 6, 2011
A beautiful morning but there is a threat of some windy weather on the way. I gathered up my painting box and headed out with the dogs to a spot on the east side of the settlement that overlooks the lake northwards. The temperature is hovering around minus 3 Celsius which is great for painting out of doors. I have come to enjoy the way my paint gets a bit stiff outside as it makes for some nice texture, which I like immensely. This piece is 8 x 10 inches and is an oil on masonite, primed with ochre over an acrylic modeling paste base.